Moffatt County Fire

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Now reported as 5 miles long and 2 miles wide, fire storm. Mutual aid from Wyoming and thruout the Western Slope, national Type 1 or 2 I believe for tomorrow.

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Fires Scorch 3,000 Acres In Northwest Colorado

(AP) GREYSTONE, Colo. Wind gusting to 45 mph pushed a wildfire across 3,000 acres just north of Dinosaur National Monument Wednesday, and residents of 15 houses were advised to leave.

Evacuations were not mandatory and none of the houses was immediately threatened, said Lynn Barclay, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Land Management. An abandoned cabin was destroyed.

"It's hot, it's windy, it's dry. We're in extreme fire danger," Barclay said.

"When you have that combination and those high winds pushing it, it just races it through pinon juniper. The vegetation is really dry. It's really susceptible," she said.

Winds seemed to be calming down by afternoon, she said.

The fire had been estimated at 800 acres Tuesday night.

Fire officials have said a stump that was still smoldering after a lightning strike last week ignited the fire about 3.5 miles west of Greystone and 200 miles west of Denver.

Crews were headed to 150-acre fire about eight miles northeast of Westcliffe in southern Colorado.

Fire information officer Steve Segin said several subdivisions were nearby but he had no details on how many homes might be threatened.
 

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The Westcliffe/Bear Basin fire is cooking pretty good. Heard about it around 12:30, about 2:30 pm smoke was very visible from here. DTRS, 154.385, 169.900. Fremont SO wildland team has just arrived for mutual aid as well.
 

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The Westcliffe/Bear Basin fire is cooking pretty good. Heard about it around 12:30, about 2:30 pm smoke was very visible from here. DTRS, 154.385, 169.900. Fremont SO wildland team has just arrived for mutual aid as well.

CUSTER COUNTY - Mandatory evacuations were ordered Wednesday because of the Tyndall Gultch Fire.

The fire is about eight miles east of Westcliffe, west of the city of Pueblo. It is approximately 200 acres in size and growing.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of the subdivisions being ordered to evacuate.

The fire is moving very quickly toward the northeast because of high winds in the area.
 
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